sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

February 13, 2013

Sandbox State of The Union

Filed under: education, fashion, parenting, politics — Tags: , , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 2:17 pm

I didn’t watch SOUT last night, and not necessarily by choice; we are just too busy here.  Leslie Loftis alerted me to another FLOTUS get up that lived up to the expectations:

This is our 21st century Amazonian beauty ideal — or something: upper arms dwarfing breasts and the lower body looking ever-ginormous thanks to too tight skirt and sparkles. Sparkles?

This is a cocktail dress.  She wore one for SOTU 2012, too; that gown was shiny and blue.  The First (if I may call her) Lady has a tendency to wear cocktail dresses all day long.  I know, I love to dress  up too.  Unfortunately, by not looking serious when seriousness is called for, Moochelle is sending a message — that she’s not taking her husband serious.  And if she doesn’t, why should we?  No need to be nervous, Marco.

Here we have the far better designed prototype. Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013. We can observe Mobama’s fashion sense maturing in her fifth year of FLOTUS-ship.  There is a clear trend for shiny sci fi villain looks

The President’s favorability is down — not that it matters at this point.  He’s in the black on national defense only, and that’s probably because of droning.

All this SOTU news is coming against the rough LAPD ex-cop with some sort of racial grievances on a murder rampage.  Don’t you just love how Barack Hussein Obama personally solved all our race problems?  And did you know that Christopher Droner loved Michelle Obama’s bangs?

Sarah Palin already fact checked O’s speech, so I don’t really have much to add.  If you are not too busy figuring out why all of a sudden you paycheck is smaller, you might notice that in 2010 we surged in Afghanistan for some reason, and now we are for some reason leaving.  In the meantime, a recent Medal of Honor recipient former Army Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha politely declined an invitation to sit next to the Flablulous Buttness during the speech.  Three years ago, Kimberly Munley, the hero who helped stop the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, was a Presidential guest at the State of the Union.   Now she is on record saying that she felt betrayed by Obama who classified the attack as “workplace violence” thus denying proper benefits and military honors to heroes and victims.  Currently BO is making further plans to take on our military.

The two MO’s guests who did show up, and were seated right next to the Flabulous Buttness were the parents of the teenage victim of Chicago gang violence Hadiya Pendleton.  Their prominent placement signals the centrality of the anti-gun agenda to the President’s policies — nothing new here.  This morning when we were packing lunchboxes DH said that he’s glad BO keeps talking about guns.  You see, we own stock in Smith and Weston, and every time the Prez opens his mouth about guns, the stock goes up.  It’s up 3.5% today.

I did scan the text of the speech this morning.  President BO conceded that he’s waging class warfare.  Thank you.  Blabbed on about the middle class (see my notes on FLOTUS MO’s opinions of her hubby above) and called for more spending on hip grown-up toys, like windmills.

‘Bamster wants to get the states to subsidized babysitting, potentially edging out private (and often religious) pre-schools, or, as he put it politely, “high-quality preschool available to every child in America”.  In real world, a “high quality pre-school” is the one where the teachers are nice.  The wee ones don’t need any more than that.  Oh, and a mommy will do.  Anyhow, this might be a Nancy Pelosi’s idea.  Not sure how her bankrupt home state of California is supposed to afford it all, or how the millionaires in Congress will be affected.

He also feels that all state should mandate high school graduation.  While this sounds nice, universal high school graduation is not a hot idea.  Many students simple don’t have the ability, or the drive, or respect for the system.  I gather drop outs don’t care much for your little mandates, that’s why many of them drop out.  When I went to a junior college, I had many classmates who oped out for the GED, and then went the community college rout, and were doing fine.  Instead of mandating graduation, how about designing a challenging curriculum that makes their diplomas meaningful?  He topped off his education chat with call for further inflation of the higher education bubble.

The Prez believes that the state of the Union is strong.  OK.  Then perhaps we can deal without universal pre-school.



  1. I watched the speech last night. I needed the chuckles.

    Unfortunately our new politically correct high school curriculum is so easy if you don’t graduate then you must be an idiot.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — February 13, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    • Or have no interest in graduating. Anyone who has a half a brain and wants to graduate, will.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — February 13, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

  2. Our educational system is geared to helping the students/victims to “think”. Therefore, they are teaching reading without phonics; arithmetic without memorizing the multiplication tables (therefore making factoring almost impossible), writing without grammar; history without dates… but by gosh those kids can “think”!!!!

    Comment by heathermc — February 13, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

  3. I fell asleep during the SOTU Address.

    As for Michelle’s dress, it was inappropriate (a cocktail dress, clearly) and unflattering to her as well. Of course, MIchelle herself thinks that her body is perfect, and the mainstream media are all promoting her body type as the ideal. Pffffft.

    Frankly, she looks manly in that dress.

    Comment by Always On Watch — February 14, 2013 @ 4:28 am

  4. The idea that everyone should go to college is wrong-headed. We do need trade schools and the like, and some students are more suited to careers such as plumbing, carpentry, auto mechanics, etc.

    Comment by Always On Watch — February 14, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    • The Left has schizophrenic relationship with manual labor. On one hand, they romanticize and celebrate it (think “Office Space”), but on the other, people who do it are red-necks and failures.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — February 20, 2013 @ 10:48 am

  5. I did not watch the speech but it appears that her dress may have been the most interesting – and honest – thing about that evening.

    Comment by Harrison — February 15, 2013 @ 6:05 am

  6. designing a challenging curriculum that makes their diplomas meaningful? now that’s just crazy talk!

    I love the way you find the same dress or style of dress in order to show how it’s supposed to look. Sure is a stark comparison.


    Comment by nooneofanyimport — February 15, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    • I can see Jason Wu’s problem. He has to maraud a nice dress for the madam, and anyone with eyes can see it, and if you are an artist, that has to hurt. But he’s rewarded by the kiss-@$$ media that pretends not to notice how ugly the design turned out.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — February 20, 2013 @ 10:53 am

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